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test scores and the amount of time spept in the classroom. not in math or science or in anything. u.s. students spend more time in the class rom than kid in the chin affin land and japan. that helps one person and that is the teacher unions where the recip yepts of the spending. if you want to help the kids privatize the system. before the late 1880s it was home schooled and private and more choice and better out come for all. >> john, is it worth it or the education of the kids is worth it? >> i don't think there is a correlation. i think johnathon is right here. i don't agree with privatization of all schools. 20 years we had a best education system . we still have great teachers and school accident, but as a system, we are failing and we are falling down behind other countries. you look at oecd inwe are falling back every year. it is not the amount much time, it is what they are getting while they are there. and we don't have the ability to merit base teacher or students and we have a problem of the infrastructure. >> christian, what about the economics of all of we know that sta
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritre. >> i have your fox business brief. manufacturing activity unexpectedly contracted last month falling to its lowest level in three years. it fell to 49.5. larger than expected drop. on the flip side, you as builders boosted their construction spending in october by their largest about sids may. it rose nearly 1.5. morningstar foods unit is being sold for $1.5 billion. the deal will help boost its presence in the u.s. it operates and manufacturing facilities in nine states. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ lori: microsoft hoping to take a bite out of apple's ipad business. more than customers can swallow. connell: shibani joshi has more of that in the newsroom. >> some of the key features, there was one piece of information we did not know until just recently. that is probably the most important piece of information. that is the price tag. whether or not the company shot itself in the foot even before the 64 gigabyte is 899.vices. the workhorse device is 999. just to
of students. computer science class saw a man on a rampage take out a teacher. that teacher saved lives in the very last moments of his life. >> and neighborhoods evacuated. people forced to wait out a toxic situation after a train derailment sends hazardous chim -- chemicals in the air and ground. a new theory of what led to a chain of rail cars jumping off of the track. take a look. um... uh... um... hm... umm... uh... oh ! the windows phone 8x by htc on verizon. it features easy to navigate live tiles that are simple to customize. just pin what matters most right to your homescreen. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of you plan. only on verizon. now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male announcer ] humana thanks the physicians, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists and other health professio
people sort of live those years? >> absolutely. medical science has been so great. you mentioned novartis earlier. they're on the cutting edge of figuring out therapies that will work for people like me. so, for example, in my treatment, the first medicine i took called. >> glivac wasn't working the way i wanted it to. i changed to the next generation drug and it worked very well. it has given me what is called the molecular response, which means i no longer have any bad white blood cells that can be detected in my body down to the molecular level. that's the type of response that we want to reach and hope to maintain. >> you know in the three years since being diagnosed, what has been your biggest breakthrough personally or with respect to treatment? and how the treatments happened. >> i think personally once people found out i had leukemia, it made me a lot more human to people. when you're a successful athlete, people think you can do anything at anytime. and when they find out you're susceptible to the same things that every other ordinary person is susceptible to, it kind of humanize
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another crack at that science question. clarify an answer he gave to "gq" when he was asked about the age of the earth. remember, senator rubio took a little grief, saying that he was not qualified to answer the question, calling it, quote, one of life's great mysteries. remember, i'm not a scientist, man, the whole thing. yesterday, mike, i guess you spoke to him as part of the "playbook" breakfast and you gave him a chance to explain that answer. let's listen. >> how old do you think the earth is? >> first of all, the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago, and that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. i mean, it's established it. pretty definitively. at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a theological debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> mike, what did you come away with talking to marco rubio yesterday? >> people in the room came away thinking that he was really smooth, really on his game. and this is an example of that. he had that very clumsy sort of dismissive answer when he was asked by "gq" befor
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> back now, my battleground america panel, charles blow, kristin soltis and joel stein. joel, pretty big announcement this afternoon. the supreme court will now be looking at both prop 8 and doma. this could potentially be huge for gay rights in america. >> especially with david boyes and ted olson coming together, the guys who were against each other in bush v gore, on the same side fighting for gay rights, for gay marriage. i think it's a really interesting case because they designed this case not to kind of be technical but just to go at the straight heart of the issue which is whether not letting gay people marry is discrimination. so it's a pretty direct hit on whether this is allowed or not, and i think they have a really good chance of winning this and kind of basically deciding this once and for all. which is the way this is going to move forward. this isn't the way civil rights get decided, they get decided by our courts because the constitution is designed to protect people's rights. >> i completely ag
the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell set to ring in just under two minutes or so. if you want to play the history game looking at the history of the month of december for the markets, some call it meaningless but it is basically the second best month of the year after april. 23 of the past 28 decembers have been up. average of 1.5%. since '90, up 2%. not an insignificant -- santa claus is for real many times. >> many of us have to commit. we're not allowed to own individual stocks but it's uniform gift to minors time. you have to make a contribution. i don't know whether you guys do it. it's a great way to put money away for your kids. that contribution is due now. there are a lot of contributions that are due that you remember to put money to work. in an environment where not people put money to work and people aren't doing anything, you get an influx of retail money. you have to co
return, a sharp increase in the number of scanners filing fraudulent returns. science and technology editor is with us now. it looks like they have stolen tens of thousands of people's refunds. >>guest: potentially billions. part of the problem, is identifying that there is a problem. the i.r.s. says they do not know the extent of the problem and it is hard if them to track and identify that something like this is happening. >>shepard: explain what going on. >>guest: it has me disgusted. identity scammers buying something in a store is one thing but they filing fraudulent tax runs, that is something else. >>shepard: they would file my tax returns using their address and if i had a refund it would come back to them? >>guest: exactly. the challenge comes in because if you are like me you find out you getting a refund and you file as soon as you can and you can file in january. businesses and financial institutions do thought have to file their information with the government until the end of march. often the i.r.s. doesn't have the information it needs to verify or crosscheck what has
money aside from his first day of work to his last, which n't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. connell: ibm decides to hold a match before the end of the year. daaen: good for the company. allows them to hold onto the money for longer. save on administrative costs. maybe get people out the door before they make the match. connell: the disadvantage would be for that employee. dagen: kelly green wrote all about it. she gets the credit today in the "wall street journal." she is here today. this is a huge move. >> even if you do not work for ibm, if you are in a 401(k) plan and you have a company in the middle of a big, huge, cost-cutting kind of push, this is something a lot of companies are looking at doing. we talk with benefit consultants who say this is frequently on the list of ideas. it is not all terrible. it may allow a company that would keep a match that other words would not keep it at all or reduce it. connell: you'd be more worried as an employee if we are not matching and at all. that would tell you something about the financial health of the com
's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> 2:30 left in the trading day. here is what happened to the dow, the manufacturing report out this morning, disappointed bs back below 50, meaning we're in contraction territory, even when the republicans announced their counterproposal on the fiscal cliff. no real movement there. a couple zigs and zags but we're going out on the low end, about 50 point. we'll quickly show you the charts of the dow, the s&p and the nasdaq, going back for the full year. we're back above the 200-day moving average in all three cases. it's the closest for the dow. we're right at the long-term trend line there. let me show you. i think the s&p is next here. the s&p and the nasdaq are well above their 200-day moving average. move it along, yes. again, these are not precise but you can see it's moving well above that. this is the nasdaq. and the s&p is well above its 200-day moving average. there you are. it's the strongest of those three percentagewise. warren, democrat is typically a pretty good month for equities.
people in my community, 97 per science -- percent to not make $250,000 a year personal salaries so they are not affected by the top 2 percent. having said that, they want people to get back to work. people to have jobs to have incomes to buy from the small business people. blue are small or large you want to know which, how are the laws going to be, what are the tax lie bills going to be, and this congress owes it to the american people to tell them. >>eric: congressman, america has always been about hard working people earning, creating jobs, creating opportunity, passing a better life on to the next generation, to their kids, i don't know, at some point maybe you say it is time to man up, go over the fiscal cliff, and see what happens, fix the debt problem and maybe things will be better, maybe 10 or 15 years down the road, but maybe that is the responsible thing to do. >>guest: i was with you until you said the responsible thing to do. when the congress created this sequestration nightmare it wasn't the responsible thing to do. they did it so we would do the responsible thing an
-level political science classes in college. assuming al assad is a rational actor, even if he thinks he may lose and need a place to go some day like russia or be able to live in exile somewhere, just rationally speaking, it would not make sense for him to use these weapons, would it? >> well, we have to look at the generals around him. he's not alone in this. he's not a single man making these decisions. there are a group of generals from his own promotion which are controlling this war. they are not being offered a way out. you know, and the way they look at it, i've spent a lot of time with these people. they're virtually a cult. they think their survival's at stake. even if the united states were to enter in any sort of -- you know, to go in and get the weapons, that would be a better option for them than to losing to the rebels who they consider terrorists, fundamentalists, whatever you want. and their chances are dimming by the day. and they're very desperate and they are this closed-in mentality. it's unpredictable exactly what they're going to do right now. >> barbara, i guess to bob's e
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. >>> toast to today's market close. what percent of polled companies will be having a holiday party this year? 91%. up from 74% in 2011. >>> well, my next guest clearly has the true pulse of the consumer. ppr holds brands like gucci and puma. i spoke exclusively with the ceo. he's one of the richest men in france, and he tells me washington needs to resolve this fiscal cliff issue if they don't want consumers to stop their spending ways. >> let me start with what's going on in washington. we've got this negotiation for the fiscal cliff. if we go over the fiscal cliff, what is the impact to your business? >> well, there would be an impact on consumption, for sure. so when it comes to puma or mainstr
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guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> we'll kick off opening bell in a minute in a half. stocks had good action in shanghai overnight. a four-week high. the only disappointment has been data in europe. the scuttlebutt that some members wanted to cut which has put pressure on the euro today. >> german market up twice what we're up and i think people are shaking their heads that netherlands could be up. we don't see any data whatsoever that europe is doing better but belief that 2013 can't be as bad as 2012. german numbers were not good at all. it's a puzzle. >> we did get an earthquake in northeastern japan overnight. 7.3 is serious. looks like we dodged a bullet on that front as well. doesn't look like there's any damage as a result of that. >> i thought there would be a tremendous rebuilding effort in fukushima. it didn't happen because the ground is contaminated. the first question they asked over there were nuclear reactors apparently safe is the early word. >> we walk in on monday
before the end of the year. >> folks, this is not hard. this ain't rocket science. it would take 15 minutes from the time the decision is made by the speaker of the house to pass and make permanent the middle class tax cut. the president would probably have me spin up to the hill to bring the bill down for him to sign. it can be done like that. it is not complicated. >> vice president joe biden did not waiver on the white house's position. it's all about the top tax rates. >> every serious economist i have spoken to, left, right, and center, knows you have to do something about revenue and rates. you can't get there from here without affecting people at this table. or fooling around with the mortgage deductions. you can't get there without the rates being affected. >> the white house is not backing down on rates. the president sent his legislative affairs director to meet with the republicans on the hill. he told him the white house is not moving on rates. a source close to the negotiations said once republicans move on rates they can get a deal very quickly. that sounds like the pr
... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "power lunch." i'm courtney reagan with a quick "market flash" for you. we want to take a look at shares of apple. we've been watching them very closely. it now appears we are at that death cross. that means with today's decline, apple's 50-day moving average is now below the 200-day moving average. apple's shares down 2.6%. >>> ibm drawing fire over its plan to overhaul its 401(k) program. the "wall street journal" says ibm now plans to contribute a lump sum once a year payment, end of the year, to employee accounts instead of making those contributions twice a month. if other companies follow suit it could have huge implications for investors. joining me now to discuss this, bob pisani and john carney of cnbc. gentlemen, welcome. bob, i get how this is not helpful to workers. you lose the benefits of any dollar cost averaging. you may be ending up getting a lump sum at the end of the year. and if you leave the company before the end of the ye
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, no matter howily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. at legalzoom, we've created better place to handle your legaleeds. maybe you have estions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorn to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable lal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to answer any questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. david: it's kind of hard to get a fix on what the market was doing towards the end of the day. let's go back down to the cme to see how s&p futures are closing right now with tim. go ahead, tim. >> yeah. closing on the high of the day. you know, real lackluster, holiday-like session ahead of tomorrow, and that's really been the flavor of the past, y
, like what the market is doing and b ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you ca great. where's yr gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid om splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long sting gaviscon®. david: well, shares of health management associates falling into the red today. let's head back to lauren simonetti on the floor of the new york stock exchange, find out why. what's going on, lauren? >> yeah, health management associates closing at $7.50, that's down more than 5.5% on the "60 minutes" report last night that doctors at hma faced pressure to admit patients from the emergency room to fill hospital beds. the hospital administrators say their numbers are in line with the broad
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. looking for news after a relatively light news day yesterday, you are in luck. multibillion dollar commission between mining and oil and gas. a major western bank starting to deglobalize. the president will speak on the fiscal cliff. what a day shaping up this morning. there's a look at s&p on the top of your screen. opening bell in a moment here at the big board. a limited partnership formed by marathon. celebrating the recent ipo. over at the nasdaq, a limited liability company celebrating the recent listing. >> fabulous company for people looking for high yield in the 401(k). they can't use it because of the tax break. >> very nice. a couple interesting notes about today. the anniversary of greenspan's speech on this date back in 1996 in which the dow closed at 6,437. >> a classic buy opportunity that was. >> when it hit 6400 in '09 it was a good opportunity too. >> yesterday s&p closes at 1,407. one year earlier 1,409. lost two points over the course of the year. >> it does look like noth
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. and you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." the opening bell will ring in about 1 1/2 minute's time. jobless claims coming in, down and this number should be essentially clean of sandy effects, so finally a clean read as to the claims aspect. but it doesn't look like, jim, that we are set for a lower open today. >> carl pointed out that maybe there's some room between sides. but, look, yesterday was one of those days, show a lot of americans don't even know about the fiscal cliff. paychecks are going to go down, a million layoffs in the defense industry. no one seems to care right now. it's bad. >> you know what we have going for us? the grid, december 17 announced -- on a seasonal basis, they have reiterated once again that it doesn't have the demand to be sold year round, but starting a week from monday. >> i don't buy that. i think they do it because whenever they have mcrib, they're just fighting traffic for mcrib. there are places in the world where the mcrib i
science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. i heard you guys can sp ground for ss than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camput. you know we've be open all night. is this a trick to t my st? male announcer break frothe holiday stss. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> ambassador anna wintour, it's got an interesting ring, does it not? a new report says that president obama is considering the fashion magazine editor for the ambassador's post in london or paris. she's a top obama fundraiser, a celebrity. very well-plugged in on the left and she ran two big fundraisers for the president this summer. >> i'm anna wintour, and i'm so lucky in my work i'm able to meet some the most incredible women in the world. women like sarah jessica parker and michelle obama. stuart: anna wintour reportedly an absolute terror to work for. remember when she was played bye meryl streep in the devil wears prada. portrayed as a monster. >> what are you doing here. >> came to be a journalist and-- >> so you don't read runway. >> no he. >> and be
. >> all right. also we took a look at a story from the personal journal on gifting and the science behind regifting which is kind of interesting. >> yeah. >> did you know it's actually considered fair game 79% of the people they talked to a consumer spending survey said regifting is socially acceptable during the holiday period. but women do it more. women regift at a 50% greater rate than men and it's usually younger people, people under 30 years old are much more likely to regift it because they don't have a lot of money. >> it means you didn't really want whatever it is. >> or it means it could be the gift of the maji, where you get something and give it on to somebody. you want to know -- >> i don't know what you mean, the gift of -- the three wise guys? >> yeah. you never read the story? >> i was born on the epiphany. >> you never read the story? >> i think i kind of read parts of it. >> not the epiphany part, the gift of the maji where she cuts off her hair -- >> she gives him a comb and -- >> yeah, yeah, yeah, it could be a situation like that. >>> we'll take a quick break. it's a
to launch a rocket between december 10th and 22nd claiming for science and research. and new jersey governor chris chr tooe. the two showed a unified front in the wake of the storm. and the royal baby watch, it is on. there you see a pregnant and smiling catherine, duchess of cambridge. she was in for acute morning sickness. prince charles says he is thrilled he's going to become a grandfather. and the baby will be the next in line to the throne after prince william and actually after prince charles as well. so there's a little bit of a line there. >> rather it's a boy or girl. >> i think it's exciting. i don't think there's anybody out there they've been waiting and hoping and now we've seen she's pregnant and with child. >> catherine and no more kate. >> she's the duchess now. >> thank you. >>> one of the most conservative members of the united states senate, i think it's fair to say he shocked washington today, the tea party favorite senator jim demint of south carolina, he's standing by live. he's here in "the situation room." he's getting ready to explain why he's resigning from the sen
says it intends to launch a rocket. it claims it's for science and he research purposes some time between december 10th and december 22nd. >>> we're getting our first look at ashton kutcher as steve jobs. resemblance from a young jobs right out of the garage is striking. it will premiere at the film festival in january. >> it really works. >> it does work. >> the average person today will process more data in a single day than a person did -- internet, computer and make it visual to show all the patterns within it and turn those patterns into some kind of an action, because you can really change lives. that is the press of a new premise called big data. "the human face of big data" ," new book, showing us how it's already giving us information. a day in the life book series. good morning. nice to have you with us. >> thanks for having me here. >> data is the new oil and you look for patterns. explain to me why that is and how patterns have a value. >> my 10-year-old son has heard me on the phone saying big data. and he said what is it? >> imagine if you're looking through one eye
of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> republicans have said that they don't like those reforms. they like to do more. and if that's true, then they should tell us what they would like an an alternative or as a compliment to those. if they would to build on those, they can tell us how. but we can't react until we see the details of a proposal. we need it on the rates and revenue side as well as on the spending side. we've given them our best deal, what makes sense for the country. >
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